Karma Nirvana is extremely concerned about the potential consequences of the private members bill, namely to prohibit the use of the term “honour” in official publications.
This aspect of the bill is counterintuitive to the progression of work undertaken by NGOs …Read More
Karma Nirvana are delighted to announce that alongside other UK charities, we have been awarded a grant towards our helpline, extending the service to evenings and weekends. The helpline receives over 700 UK calls a month whilst missing over 200 …Read More
A day in the life of a call handlerA day at Karma Nirvana is always busy, and this morning I already have a few follow-up calls to make…
8:50 am – Arrive at the office and discuss updates with the other …Read More
The Karma Nirvana helpline receives calls every day from victims experiencing HBV/FM. However it still is very much a post code lottery as to if you are going to be protected or not?
It remains dependent who you get on the …Read More
I was giving a talk at an Anthropological conference in Edinburgh in 2012, and the keynote speaker spoke fleetingly about the case of Banaz Mahmood, not about her horrific death but simply how they managed to identify her body. At …Read More
The Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime, Karen Bradley, recently visited us to hear from our survivors how they overcame their experiences.
Karen was shown around our call centre and met several members of the team. We chatted to her about …Read More
Karma Nirvana welcomes the first conviction for forced marriage in the UK. A 34 year old businessman was sentenced to 16 years having admitted to 4 counts of rape, voyeurism, bigamy and forced marriage. Four years are to run concurrently …Read More